Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Thursday asked New Delhi and Washington to share any information they have about possible terrorist attacks in India by Pakistan-based militant groups.

Mr. Malik made the remarks while responding to points of order raised by members of the Senate or upper house of parliament regarding U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates’ statement that any Mumbai-like attack by al Qaeda-linked groups could trigger a war between Pakistan and India.

He said he had asked American authorities three months ago to share any information they have in this regard. So far, the U.S. had not provided any information, he said.

Mr. Malik said he had also asked India earlier to provide information about any possible attacks but nothing had been given to Pakistan so far. He said India must not blame Pakistan if something happens in its territory. “If they are not willing to share information with us, then they should not blame us either,” he said.

Pakistan is fully capable of taking action against culprits if information is shared with it about any possible terrorist attacks, he said.

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